According to the Russian Ministry of Culture, on the cessation of hostilities in Syria, it will be imperative to launch restoration of the ruined Palmyra site damaged by ISIL. Russian archeologists have now gathered data for creating a unique 3D map of the antique city that will help with the restoration of ancient monuments in the ancient Syrian city.
For Americans interested in a European vacation, the recent plunge in euro value spells trip. The exchange rate today is worth just over 1.18 dollars, so travel and hospitality priced in euro offers a built in bargain.
UK travelers looking for a weekend city break away will achieve the best value for money in Eastern Europe, according to a new survey by the British Post Office.
Every year The Council of the European Union selects two cities to act as the European Capitals of Culture. For 2011 those cities are Tallinn in Estonia, and Turku in Finland. But, the process for cities being selected actually began several years ago. In keeping with the process, future cities are due to be selected later this year – to represent the European Union in 2016 and onward.